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Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Why It Works

Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Why It Works

Up until now, the advances of at-home hair removal technology have failed to deliver on safe hair removal for dark skin. There are hair removal devices that are safe and effective for pale to tan skin tones, like Tria’s 4X Hair Removal Laser. But, those with darker skin tones have not had access to at-home hair removal until the development of IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light. Let’s take a deeper look into IPL combined with RF technology and how it works on darker skin tones, and for those who are curious about laser, we will talk more about how that works and what skin tones and hair colors it will work for. 

How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Works

How does IPL + RF technology work for effective hair removal on dark skinned beauties?! This technology is safe for usage on dark skin because it brings together Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies. These groundbreaking technologies use the intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and warm the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors and skin tones, up to Fitzpatrick VI – with impressive results. 

Which IPL device should you choose? Do your research, read reviews, and ask on your social channels. There is an extensive guide to IPL for dark and black skin on WeAreBodyBeautiful.com which covers at-home devices for skin tones IV to VI on the Fitzpatrick chart.

Laser Hair Removal –Who does it work for?

There are differences in the technology between IPL and Laser Hair Removal, and there are reasons why laser will not work on darker skin tones. Tria’s at-home device 4X Hair Removal Laser effectively targets the pigment in the hair, without touching the surrounding skin. Your hair pigment, called melanin, is what gives your hair its unique color. Every hair follicle—a tube-shaped sac—contains melanin. This hair follicle is also responsible for hair growth. The laser must be able to find the melanin in the hair in order to disable the hair follicle. If the hair is too light, or if the skin is darker than light brown, the laser is unable to target each individual hair.

Once the device identifies the hair melanin (differentiating it from the melanin in the skin by color), it sends highly-concentrated light through it. The light is converted into heat, which disables the hair follicle.

See the skin tone and hair color chart below to see if you are a candidate for laser hair removal:

Hair Color Skin Tone Chart Laser Hair Removal

Now that you know the differences between IPL and Laser hair removal technologies and the way they each work with different skin tones, hopefully you will be able to decide which will work best for you!

Post edited by Krista McAulay

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Hair Removal for Fair Hair: Why It Works

Hair Removal for Fair Hair: Why It Works

Summer is here which means shaving season is here! One thing we can agree on is that shaving is not one of our favorite activities…at all. As fair hair beauties, we always hear ‘“You can’t even see your hair, it’s so light!” but we still know it’s there and we still want it gone! So what do we do? We can’t just walk through the breezy summer with hairy legs!! Enter: Dual Wave Technology (also known as Intense Pulsed Light + Radio Frequency).

 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) + Radio Frequency (RF) Technology

What makes this technology different? How do iluminage devices capture this energy for effective hair removal for fair hair beauties?!

This groundbreaking technology uses two separate energies. Intense pulsed light (IPL) targets and warms the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver permanent hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors – including light/fair – with impressive results in as little as 7 weeks.

The synergy of IPL and RF energies used together means that hair follicles get a double dose of hair removal energy. Because both of these methods are put to use simultaneously during the hair removal process, the overall energy level required is low enough to work safely and effectively for those with fair hair.

Long Lasting Hair Removal for Fair Hair

The following hair removal process will get you on the road toward trading in your fair hair for silky smooth skin. Although you may quickly notice hair reduction, it’s important to stick with the treatments in order to achieve long-term results.

In order to obtain the longest lasting and most successful results, we recommend that fair-haired individuals begin the hair removal process by first epilating or waxing the area you wish to treat. If you are an individual with fair hair, it’s important that you complete this step as it significantly increases the effectiveness hair removal treatments.

How Does the Epilation Process Work for Fair Hair Removal?

  1. Epilate or shave
  2. Power up the device and select an energy level.; it is recommended that you start out on the lowest power setting
  3. Continuously move the device over the area that you wish to remove hair from
  4. Continue for 2 to 10 minutes depending on the time span recommended for the specific area

It’s as simple as that; keep up the good work and prepare to say “Farewell ,” to your fair hair in unwanted places.Try our iluminage hair removal technologies worry free with our 60-day money back guarantee.

 

Best Advice We've Ever Heard!

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Celebrating Women’s History Month with The Best Female Advice We’ve Ever Heard

(And Can Actually Understand)

 

This month we are celebrating women everywhere. It is the month where we honor the incredible history of the millions of women who have graced this earth from the beginning. In true Tria fashion, we want to share our favorite advice from none other than our #TriaTribe of kick ass women. As human beings, we experience so much. As women, we experience so much. As mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, bridesmaids, best friends, girlfriends and #ladybosses we take on the world with all it has to offer, and give back just as much as we get.

So, our monthly contribution this month is to share a compilation of the best advice we’ve ever heard. And because we love you all so much, we even broke it down by categories. Next time you’re feeling lost, take a quick peek back at this post to put you back on track. We wish we could expand each of these with the ever-so-insightful anecdotes from our female contributors but alss that will be saved for another post. So , without further ado…

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Travel:

If you absolutely love the thrill & passion of adventure, pause here and read the this advice. If travel doesn’t set your soul on fire, feel free to skip ahead.

 

  • Always carry ginger candies, dried ginger roots, or anything ginger. Ginger is used to treat stomach aches and nausea which are common with travel, especially in foreign countries!
  • Know your airport rules. 3 – 1- 1
    • 3 oz bottles, in 1 clear bag, and only 1 clear bag per person. Airport security is the last thing you want to mess with when trying to make that flight!
  • Carry on your bag when possible; if not, bring to gate for them to check for free!
  • Always buy travel insurance. Rule of thumb: If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Marriage:

This one could probably be an entire book but we’ll recap for you.

  • Always answer the phone when your husband or wife is calling. Easy enough!
  • Budget time & money for one-on-one date night. This may seem like a no-brainer but you may be surprised how often date night is missed.
  • Laugh, Laugh some more, and then laugh again.
  • You are not in a competition with your spouse (no matter how competitive you are!)
  • Sung in an Aretha Franklin voice: ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’. You give respect, you get respect.
  • Said in a 5th grade middle school voice “Secrets secrets are no fun, unless they’re shared with everyone”. Keeping secrets is never a good thing and usually leads to more consequent bad things.

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Life:

  • Avoid decisions when you’re angry and avoid promises when you’re happy.
  • Happiness is  a choice and everything else is a matter of perspective.
  • Choose your friends wisely. You are a direct representation of the 5 people you hang out with the most.
  • Seek to connect with others, not to impress.

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Health/Diet:

  • Water is the most important. We should say this one again. Water is the elixir of life and even if you think you’re drinking enough, chances are you need more!
  • Nutrients vs. Calories. Seek foods that are nutritious and delicious. So often ladies are counting their calories. To put in perspective, a fruit smoothie with protein filled almond milk, nutrient dense kale, and fiber filled chia seeds could easily be 300 calories and keep you full and energized for hours. A medium french fries from McDonald’s is 380 calories.
  • Sleeping more helps you stay slim!
  • Breakfast is the most IMPORTANT meal of the day. Make it a priority to eat something other than you morning cup o’joe!

 

All of these tidbits are absolutely marvelous and we are thankful to be graced with this solid advice. As women we are constantly evolving and growing to be even more capable of beautifully handling everything life throws at us. At Tria, we specialize in working hard to make beautiful women look and feel their best, but it is the true support from females worldwide that make this world a better place. Cheers to Women’s History Month and our #TriaTribe!